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Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
Here are some of the greatest Halloween activities for DFW. Don't forget your costume.
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
Why not spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a Cajun Fried Turkey? You can still make dressing and sweet potatoes.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
June 15, 2014 is Father's Day. Give him something special because Dads are really special.
Family Fall Festival planned at Collin Creek Mall in Plano.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is a transormation from theme park to SCREAM PARK!
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
The American Idols Live! Season 10 tour is coming to DFW on July 20, 2011.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
Find information on local, state, and national elections. Tarrant County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples and other information.
Fall weather brings lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy in DFW. Don't miss pumpkin patches, Halloween events, the State Fair of Texas and so much more.
The San Francisco Giants won 9-0 over the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the 2010 World Series.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
Thanksgiving is an excellent excuse to gather around the table with family and friends, eat delicious meals and watch some great football. In 2013, Thanksgiving Day is November 28th.
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
Come celebrate the season as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a magical wonderland.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
November is a cool time for a festival! Don't miss the Romanian Festival in Colleyville.
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
Read my review of Hook, Line and Sinker. If you haven't been there lately, it's time to go. Check out the newest location in Far North Dallas.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
The Ronald McDonald House Trains Exhibit Rolls Through Dallas this Holiday Season November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014 at NorthPark Center.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
Enjoy a compilation of hundreds of Santas in all shapes, sizes and colors from private collections on display in the DeGolyer Estate.
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
With a change in the season comes a change in our taste buds. It's time to enjoy delicious foods made with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin.
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
The Interurban Railway Museum is housed in a restored depot that served Plano from 1908 until 1948. Historical exhibits detail Plano's early days and even before then and highlight the forces that shaped what the city has become. A train car outside the depot has been restored to show what the mail cars and passenger cars of the time looked like.
Some restaurants are offering free meals to veterans on Veteran's Day, which is November 11, 2013.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
DFW has many places where you can pick up the entire Christmas Day meal.
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
The West End is full of restaurants, bars and entertainment in Dallas.
Mobile Pet Grooming
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
A number of DFW restaurants are open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
Collin County has nearly a half million citizens eligible to vote. Registering to vote is simple and quick. Information on elections, polling places, and more is available on the Collin County Elections web site.
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
Find information on local, state, and national elections. County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples, and other information.
Ring in the new year with lots of fun activities in Dallas-Fort Worth.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
Hams are a wonderful addition to your holiday meal. DFW has several restaurants that specialize in delicious hams.
When Bread Winners Café announced that they were hosting a tasting event to introduce their new summer
No kidding, DFW has some great comedy nightclubs. Laughter burns calories too!
Spa Nail 7 is a reasonably-priced, extremely sanitary nail salon in Frisco, Texas. Under new management, you will appreciate their customer service and relaxing atmosphere.
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
From Easter events to Major League Baseball, here is a list of what to see and things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for April 2014.
The Warren Commission believed that Lee Harvey Oswald fired out of a corner window on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Cardboard boxes were found arranged in a “sniper's nest” looking over Houston Street and Elm Street. Page 2.
Dig deeper into your pockets NTTA Tollway users. It's going to cost more to take the Tollway July 1, 2013.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
DFW loves its big Christmas trees. How do you decorate for the holidays?
At Build-A-Bear Workshops, kids get to build, dress, and accessorize their own stuffed animal. The new toys get a birth certificate with the name of the stuffed animal and the owner's name. More recently, a virtual Build-A-Bear allows new owners to have online adventures with their stuffed animal. Parties start as low as $10 per guest.
The Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas is an annual event featuring marching bands, spectacular floats, giant inflatable balloons and a visit from jolly, old St. Nick himself. The parade is free to the public, attended by thousands and broadcast on TV.
Some theories of the Kennedy assassination point out that a second-floor window was partially open on the Elm Place building. Page 3.
Want to take a road trip? Head north to Tioga and visit Clark's Outpost.
North East Mall is located just east of Fort Worth in Hurst.
Six Flags Over Texas celebrates 50 years in Arlington, Texas.
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
DFW knows how to party. Can you pull off the perfect New Year's Event? Here are some simple suggestions to throw a great party for New Year's Eve.
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
You don't need to hop a 737 to New Orleans. Dallas has fun on Fat Tuesday.
Here are some fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Dallas.
There are many health fairs and wellness opportunities in DFW.
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
DFW's local florists can arrange to deliver flowers for any occasion.
Birdville Independent School District, with over 22,000 students, is located between Dallas and Fort Worth.
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a great meatless meal in DFW. Check out one of these. Page 1 of 2.
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
World Series t-shirts are available in a very limited supply at DFW retailers. Words spreads quickly when the trucks arrive at your favorite sporting good stores and the shirts and flying out the doors as quickly as they enter.
Property taxes fund local services, such as public schools, fire and police departments, and maintenance and upkeep of city and county roads. Appraisal districts do not set tax rates, but they do value the properties, both commercial and residential, that are taxed.
Easter fun can include a fabulous brunch buffet with friends, an egg hunt with the kids, or a stroll through the park. Easter falls on April 8, 2012.
The Team The Dallas Cowboys have always been the team-to-beat in the NFC East. Head Coach: Jason Garrett.
Winter's chill won't keep us from enjoying festivals and parades.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
Whether you're planning a traditional Thanksgiving meal or looking for some unique options, here are some suggestions to make your DFW Thanksgiving holiday memorable.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
DFW is home to some of the best Mexican food in the world. Who makes the best enchiladss? This is sure to stir up some controversy. Want to start a heated debate? Talk DFW Mexican food.
Don't miss the Peruvian Gold exhibition from October 4 through December 31, 2014 at the Irving Arts Center.
Where's the beef? It's in DFW. We're known for our great burgers. Who do you think serves up the best?
DFW Xmas Lights can install and remove Christmas lights. Call for a free quote.
The temperatures are beginning to cool down and there are many great activities in September including concerts, football games and the State Fair of Texas.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas has a wide selection of restaurants -- from fast food to fine dining. Here's a guide to finding the best restaurants in Sundance Square.
The largest NFL Experience, the NFL’s interactive theme park, is coming to North Texas leading up to Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Convention Center Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-6, 2011.
Background: Cindy Davis is one of the newest cast members of the Style Network's hit show Big Rich Texas.
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.
It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
Billy Bob's Texas is the World's Largest Honky Tonk. It's located in the heart of Cowtown--in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas after Houston ISD and the twelfth largest in the nation with over 158,000 students. It serves the cities of Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Desoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite, Seagoville, and Wilmer with 22 High Schools, nine Magnet High Schools, seven Alternative School Programs, 32 middle schools, and 155 elementary schools.
DFW has lots of places where you can buy party supplies and clothing for your July 4th celebration.